Not like I need any of this stuff


I am so incredibly sick of the same old food. The only decent restaurant in this town is an Italian place whose food is so rich I can only stand it a couple times a month, max. I mean, you know, it’s not like I’m wasting away to nothing. It’s probably a good thing we don’t have any of my favorites here because I obviously don’t miss a meal, as it is. I certainly don’t need any more temptation to stuff my face more than I already do.
Then again, I find that if I have a certain type of food readily available I will obsess over it for a little while and then lose interest; I suppose because it’s no longer rare and elusive. Case in point: Jack-in-the-Box and Carl’s Jr. I almost never ate at either place when I lived in California and had one five minutes from my house. But when I moved to Oklahoma and there was nary a one to be found in the entire state I longed for it. Now we have both establishments here in town and, once again, I almost never visit either one of them. So, perhaps, the same would hold true if we had, say, an IHOP here. Maybe I’d gorge myself on pancakes for a few weeks and then it would lose its luster.
The bottom line, however, is that I am sick unto death of the food choices available to me here.
I do get a brief reprieve when I head to California next week. There is all manner of things to eat there that you can’t get in Oklahoma. Like a decent sandwich, for one. I’ve looked high and low and the only truly satisfactory sandwich I can find in this state is at Panera Bread. But even those pale in comparison to the ones I can get back home. My menu when I’m home is, like my palate, extremely simple and unsophisticated. It consists mostly of deli sandwiches with trips to Denny’s sprinkled liberally in between. (What can I say? I love a good grilled cheese and fries and Denny’s serves them up 24 hours a day. Not to mention we don’t have one here so that automatically places it a few notches higher on the list than where it has any right to be.)
Well, golly….see what happens when I write before I’ve had dinner? Off to wait for the pizza man now….


About msmaryb

I'm a native Californian who lives in Oklahoma. I'm a full-time student, pursuing a Bachelors in Anthropology, following which I hope to attain a Masters in Archaeology. I have three kids, one husband, no pets, and a lot of friends - most of whom live inside my computer. I love to read, write, watch tv (shut up, we can't all be brain surgeons), shop, and travel. I'm trying to set foot in all 50 states before I die. I have 38, so far. I love the Beatles and Maroon 5, and if you think those two things are incongruous, well, they are. But that's me. When I love something, I love it 100%. I don't do anything halfway. I want to know everything there is to know, so I'm trying to cram as much into my brain as I can in the short amount of time I'm allotted in this dimension.

One response

  1. You have a Jack in the Box? Bitch! And Hardees is basically Carl’s Jr, but different which is why even though CJ was my favorite fast food joint back home I hardly every eat Hardees here, ya know? Oh, the thing I long for the most out here is an In N Out, I love me a double double.
    Have fun in CA!